It is with deep sadness that we say farewell to our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister and friend, Maria Giesbrecht (nee Kehler). Following a period of declining health, Maria passed away on December 5, 2020 at West Park Manor PCH in Winnipeg at the age of 93 years.
Sunday, January 19, 2020 was an emotional night in Mitchell, MB when over 400 people braved the winter night to attend the official opening of the Mitchell Memorial Park. The park, built on the arena grounds between the outdoor hockey rink and tennis courts, consists of an outdoor pleasure skating area and in the center is an evergreen tree. Surrounding the rink is a path with several park benches along the perimeter. Park benches are sponsored by community families in remembrance of their loved ones.
The Kehler name is well known in the community of Mitchell, the area west of Steinbach, Manitoba. Early pioneer Jacob “Berliner” Kehler moved his growing family to farm here in 1891, where he began to build barns and buy livestock. The area was called Ebenfeld, modern-day Mitchell. After the death of Berliner Kehler, the family farm and land were sold to the Alfred Stahn family. Today there are fourth, fifth and sixth generations of Berliner Kehlers in Mitchell. Continue reading “Mitchell Memorial Park”
Carol Giesbrecht passed away unexpectedly on July 22, 2020.
Public Graveside service will be held at the Westridge Memorial Gardens, Winkler, MB Sunday July 26 at 2PM.(please bring lawn chairs). Viewing will be from 1PM-8PM on Saturday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Donations may be made in Carol’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Peacefully on December 6, 2019, Lois left us to be with her mom Arlene Anne Roberts (2018). By her side was her devoted husband of 33 years, Brad (Bud) Kehler, her brother James Hargreaves (Kelly) and her best friend, Janet Hoskins (Gord).
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the age of 83, Eva Jean passed away peacefully, with her family by her side.
Eva was born to Margaret and John Letkeman and was one of nine siblings. Eva was predeceased by her husband Ernie, both her parents, siblings, Esther, Alice, Johnny and Ronnie, and her great-grandson Callum.
Eva was a devoted wife to her husband Ernie, and they shared four beautiful children, Ted, Brenda (Cully), Darryl (Hollie) and Pamela; who blessed them with 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Eva’s family was her pride and joy and the love for them was always evident; in fact she spent most of her years at home raising her family and caring for her children and grandchildren. Continue reading “Eva Jean Letkeman Kehler (1936-2019)”